While women's participation in the STEM field has grown in recent years, men still far outnumber women. This gap is especially pronounced in the areas of physics, engineering, and computer science, where women earn only 20% of Bachelor's degrees.
This seminar offers college women a valuable opportunity to hear firsthand from women in science, health, and technology who are shaping our nation’s STEM agenda. Students will connect with senior women in the public, nonprofit, and private sectors.
Seminar: January 11-15, 2021
Scholarship: November 24, 2020
Registration: December 15, 2020
Build your professional network by learning how to effectively maintain professional relationships while connecting with women leaders in Washington, DC and in your seminar cohort.
Learn directly from women leaders about their recipes for success and return to campus with a better knowledge of available career paths to empower other women on your campus.
Contextualize the knowledge you're gaining in the university classroom, and learn how you can use it in a wide variety of meaningful policy careers after you graduate.
Establish your professional network in DC by attending our interactive Networking 101 workshop and practicing your new skills with PLEN mentors at the seminar networking reception.
Learn why it's imperative for you to negotiate your first (and every) salary, and receive tactical skills in order walking into a salary negotiation feeling prepared and empowered.
Work one-on-one with PLEN mentors to learn how to perfect your resume and make sure it always makes it to the top of the pile. You will also receive advice on creating an effective LinkedIn profile.
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2019 Keynote Speaker
Kat Atwater, Tech Director, National Democratic Committee
National Institutes Of Health
At the 2019 Women in STEM Policy seminar, students spent a day at the National Institutes of Health hearing from senior women and touring labs.
On the final day of Women in STEM Policy 2019, students participated in a Congressional Hearing simulation, where they acted as Congresswomen, staffers, and witness organizations to debate a current piece of legislation.
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The seminar fee includes a $125.00 non-refundable registration fee
PLEN has negotiated a discount rate with the Kimpton Carlyle Hotel in Washington, D.C. If you register with a seminar ticket that includes a hotel room, PLEN will make the reservation for you.Read More
PLEN offers competitive scholarships to cover all or partial seminar and housing fees.Read More
Find out more about the additional costs of staying in and travelling around Washington, DC.Read More
Ready to attend the seminar? Check out the student portal for important resources and necessary documents to fill out and submit before you arrive in D.C. If you attend a member institution, please contact your member representative for registration instructions and promotion codes.
Thank you to our 2020 seminar sponsors!